Cosmetic surgery is like an art form and surgeons have years of training to put stitches delicately to reduce any scarring. Even then, there is initially always a fine scar formed which will gradually fade away.
There are things you could do to look after the wound and help the skin to heal well and quickly.
After surgery, ensure that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet. Take some time off work, rest and sleep well. Follow the surgeon’s instructions about exercise and do not overdo it.
Avoid smoking and alcohol before and after surgery. Protect your skin from the sun, as sun exposure can increase pigmentation in the scar. If needed, use a sun protection cream and use a scarf or hat.
Our body has great healing and repairing powers but we can help by looking after ourselves.
Happiness is a state of mind. Psychologists say that we can increase our state of happiness by looking happy and consciously creating happiness around us. This is the rationale of the laughter clubs that are mushrooming in all the big cities of India. Now men and women are using botox treatment to make their faces look happier.
With age, the facial skin sags and frown lines that appear, especially on the forehead. This can create a look of sadness, anger or constant frowning. Botox treatment can straighten these lines and make the skin more taught, thus improving the look of the face. Recently, some studies have reported that Botox treatment to make the face look less sad can be a way of treating depression.
Many cosmetic doctors report an increase in the requests for Botox treatment during the party season, as people not only want to look youthful and radiant, but also happy and pleasing.
Prejuvenation – Forever Young?
The world of beauty is changing, moving from treating problems to preservation and prevention. Using known and emerging techniques, cosmetic surgeons can now help us to preserve our radiance and toned look of youth. We always thought – would it not be great if we could delay or prevent the appearance of ageing. This is now possible.
‘Prejuvenation’ is the term, that applies to the use of cosmetic medicine procedures that focus on preventing the signs of ageing, such as the use of fillers, botox treatment and advanced rejuvenating facials.
In the west, prejuvenation is rapidly becoming popular among the young adults, such as people reaching young adulthood around the year 2000. This has been propagated by its popularity among celebrities and visibility on social media.
“A reported 64% of member facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in the under 30 crowd”, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). “They are using these treatments as a preventative measure; facial muscles that cause wrinkles can be trained to move less, thus stopping wrinkles before they start”, according to AAFPRS.
Our face has complexly arranged muscles (face has 26 muscles) so some of these treatments are quite complex. To be safe and for best results, the treatments must be done by or performed under the direct supervision of an accredited, qualified, trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Beware of cheaper options, as your face is your mirror to the world.